Topics We Explored:
- What the difference is between predetermined business plans and responsive business plans
- How having some closed-loop projects can be a refreshing way to balance out other projects
- How chunking and sequencing can make big projects more manageable
- Why having side projects can make us better at our main projects
- Why it’s important to be mindful of our emotions and how they tie into what we produce
- How to work out temporal misalignments with a business partner
- How Nicole measures success in all her projects
“Our creativity isn’t just for that creative thing we make; our creativity is to be creative in our business as well.” – Nicole Stevenson (Tweet this)
Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- Creative Giant Campfire Facebook Group
- Chunking Your Projects Down Helps Get Them Done
- Episode 131: Questioning the Givens of Creativity with Larry Robertson
- Wayfinding Academy
- What Are Your High-Value Activities?
About Nicole Stevenson:
Nicole Stevenson is an illustrator at Nicole Stevenson Studio, writer and a creative business consultant. She’s also the co-owner of Dear Handmade Life which produces Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Festival and Craftcation: Business and Makers Conference as well as the Dear Handmade Life blog and podcast.
Her path includes time as a street artist on the Venice Beach boardwalk, costume designer in Hollywood, DIY workshop instructor, co-founder of a non-profit that produced art shows benefiting charities, owner and designer of Random Nicole (an art-inspired clothing line carried at over 250 locations) and owner of craft workshop studio and retail store: The Craft Kitchen. She has a BA and MA in creative writing and is currently working on a non-fiction book about her crafty adventures.
When she’s not working, you may find her breaking up scuffles between her dog and three chickens, couch crafting while watching a film she’s seen too many times to count, playing guitar with her husband, sitting in her backyard with good friends and a margarita while playing Cards Against Humanity or squeezing in time for a quick trip to a lovely place where people are scarce and trees are not.
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